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George Borowski Rocks…

Well, every event we hold as The Circle is memorable. Fact.

We can honestly say that we’ve had some stunning guests, and many have left us speechless and in awe of their amazing talent.

However, sometimes it isn’t just the talent that wins us over. Sometimes its the sheer strength of personality, kindness, and, well, awesomeness!

We know George Borowski, and we’ve seen him perform a number of times but what he did at the Circle was out the park! He brought with him, his gorgeous daughter, every bit a chip off the old block. He also brought the lovely Karen, his wife and inspiration.

The first half of the evening had the residents, Ian, Stuart and Gerry do their bit – more of a support act to the main event but each one of them upped their game and chose songs that had the audience spellbound. One of Ian’s newest songs, He’s Gone, (on Beneath the Blue) had George in tears and we’re hoping that it’ll be recorded by at least two of our talented audience!

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Beneath The Blue

Following their set, we then introduced to the stage a young lad (only 18) Sam Tomlins whom we’d heard at the Towler. This boy should go far and if he doesn’t make it then there is no justice in the world. His songs were great, his voice amazing and he’s a likeable guy as well.

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Sam Tomlins

In the second half George gave us a set of his most well known songs including Blue Guitars of Texas and others that were new to most of us. During the the whole time on stage he kept all of us mesmerised by his presence and we were all drawn into his world. All was well, and the only place to be at that time was there, at The Circle, sharing some very special moments. Towards the end of his set he brought his lovely and exceptionally gifted daughter, Vienna. She sang along with him, almost tentatively in the beginning but by the end, we discovered what an amazing voice she had. She’s recorded an EP and as soon as its out, we want one. The two of them were fabulous together with George very happy to just step back and allow Vienna to take her moment.

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There will be a more full review by Ian, but suffice to say that we have never seen a bigger crowd at the Circle, never seen so many engaged with a guest and never seen so many broad smiles across every face. And, as mentioned before – we’ve had some crackers!

So pleased to welcome the amazing Henry Priestman…

Bury Songwriters’ Circle welcomes the brilliant Henry Priestman (formerly songwriter of The Christians) to Walshaw Sports Club on 4th May.

Rumour has it that he’ll be bringing his sidekick ‘Loved Up’ Les Glover so as if our lads aren’t enough there will be a bonus songwriter this week.

A few links to his impressive life work is here and here is a link to his own website.

Meantime here’s a sneak preview.

 

 

Latest News

Our latest news, is that we’re becoming newsworthy! In the last few weeks we’ve made it to the Bury Times on two separate occasions and we fully expect more to come.

First of all we announced on our Facebook pages that the legendary DJ and broadcaster Andy Kershaw has recently become our first patron. Its fantastic that we have such support from such a music aficionado. This is covered in The Bury Times here.

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Second, we’re delighted to welcome the lovely and amazingly talented Sally Barker on 20th April,  and this too has been picked up by the papers.

You can read it here.

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